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Posted on: June 28, 2022

City of San Marcos Accepting Fan Drive Donations now through July 26

2022 Summer Fan Drive

The City of San Marcos is partnering with Community Action Inc. of Central Texas and Salvation Army San Marcos to accept donations benefiting members of our community that do not have or cannot afford air conditioning during the warm summer months.

The Cit...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 14, 2022

SMFD Volunteers with Sunshine Kids

Sunshine Kids Floating River

During the week of Monday, June 6 - Sunday, June 12, San Marcos Fire Department volunteered for many events and activities with The Sunshine Kids Foundation. The Sunshine Kids Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer. SMFD...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Fired Up About Reading

SMFD Fired Up About Reading

Join us on July 7, 2022 at the City of San Marcos Library to see SMFD read books to children and their families. Firefighters will show their full fire protection gear, and talk about fire safety as well as show off fire gear and give a truck tour.

This pr...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Chief Stephens Named 2022 Fire Chief of the Year

NF Fire Chief of the Year

On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, San Marcos Fire Chief Les Stephens was honored by the Texas Fire Chiefs Association. Stephens was presented with the Fire Chief of the Year award during a ceremony at the Texas Fire Chiefs Association Annual Conference in Wac...

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Posted on: September 12, 2021

SMFD Remembers 9/11

911 Stair climb (1)

On Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, the City of San Marcos and the San Marcos Fire Department hosted two events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The events include a public flag raising ceremony, followed by a memorial stair clim...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Texas Fire Chiefs Association Honors SMFD Members

NF- SMFD Awards

Two members of the San Marcos Fire Department were honored with awards from the Texas Fire Chiefs Association. The awards were presented on April 6, 2021, as part of the Texas Fire Chiefs Association Annual Conference in College Station, TX.

San Marcos Fir...

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Texas Fire Chiefs Association Fire Department News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

City Fire Marshal Receives Designation from Commission on Professional Credentialing

Kistner

Last month, City of San Marcos Fire Marshal Kelly Kistner became one of only 198 people worldwide to receive the official Fire Marshal designation from the Commission on Professional Credentialing.

 

The designation program recognizes career excell...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Assistant Chief Rick Rowell Retires

Chief Rowell Retires 01-22-21

Rick joined the San Marcos Fire Department in August 1986 as a firefighter trainee and has promoted thru the ranks of Engineer in 1989, Lieutenant in 1994, Captain in 2005, Battalion Chief in 2007 to his current position, Assistant Chief, which he has hel...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 21, 2021

SMFD held a soft Grand Opening for Station #2

Full Station 1

San Marcos Fire Department hosted a small, socially-distanced grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. This ceremonially marked the opening of its newest fire station #2.  This station is located off Ranch Road 12 in the La Cima ne...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Turning Dirt for new Station #2

Shovel Ceremony

The City of San Marcos and San Marcos Fire Department is moving forward on replacing and relocating Fire Station 2.

The current station #2 was built in the 1950s and is located at Academy Street. The new station will move to Wonder World Drive and Ranch Ro...

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KXAN News Story on the Groundbreaking Fire Department News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Comment Period Opens for Preferred Scenario Map

Vision SMTX logo

The City of San Marcos is now collecting comments on the Preferred Scenario Map draft, a key component of the Vision SMTX Comprehensive Plan. The map will help guide and manage future growth in San Marcos.

The map is available online at https://arcg.is/1fe...

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